Stanley Ernest Johnson

stanley johnson

August 8, 1934 ~ February 21, 2009

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Stanley Ernest 'Stan' Johnson left us with short notice on February 21, 2009. He was born August 8, 1934, in Pueblo, to Roland 'Rolly' and Mildred 'Mikki' Johnson. He was predeceased by his parents; his son, Curtis Glenn Johnson; and honorary uncle, Charles Gunn, Jr. Stan is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Myrtis; his daughter, Kathy Johnson; his 'oldest daughter' Jean Williamson; grandsons, Max Markowitz and Brett (Jessica) Williamson; sister, Gaynee (David) Yarberry of Pueblo; brother, Harold (Mary Alice) Johnson of Tacoma, Wash.; honorary family, Ray and Prescilla Cid and Ed Markowitz; and grandpuppies, Peaches, Dixie and Sadie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by dozens, if not hundreds, of loving and beloved friends. Stan was a graduate of Centennial High School. He served in the U.S. Army, and met Myrtis Parker while stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. He was an electrician by trade, but his sharp mind and quick wit kept him active in many other areas. Stan was active in the Pueblo Democratic party and served Pueblo in the Colorado State legislature for four terms. He was a 50-year member of the I.B.E.W. Local 12, and was also a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 90 and F.O.E. Aerie No. 145. He loved his family, golf, tennis, travel, music, dancing, delivering Meals on Wheels and good company. Not necessarily in that order. He was well known for his funny stories, talent for understatement, and ability to befriend anyone. He will be greatly missed. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Cir., with Pastor Adrian Washington officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Pueblo, YWCA of Pueblo or Westminster Presbyterian Youth for Missions, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. To ALL of Stan’s family..and pets:
    This was such a shock to us. Gordon has known Stan most of his life and it was my pleasure to get to know him, too. I think The Wake-Up Breakfast was how I first met him? This obituary says what we felt about his friendship: how could you NOT like Stan??? Several years ago, we were in our front driveway washing our dog when a car slowed down, backed up, and stopped. It was Stan and Harold!! They were coming from the Country Club and saw us. I had never met Harold, but what a wonderful surprise visit. Gordon enjoyed that as hadn’t seen Harold in years. I was SO glad to have a camera on hand, so ran in and managed to get a picture of the three of them.I am SURE that I sent a copy on to Stan, but if we didn’t get that done, please let me know as would want to share.
    We will always be glad that we knew Stan, and are hurting for you as you get used to this unexpected loss. We are sending you very special thoughts!

  2. We are so sorry for the loss of another Stan. He was a great uncle, a swell golfer and tennis player, and proof that good things come in small packages. The world will miss his humor.
    Love, Rob and Bridget Johnson

  3. Since I first met Stan,when I walked precincts for him the first time he ran for office, we enjoyed a friendship based on age (the same), love of music (old 50’s songs), and talking (neither of us ever saw a stranger). I know I am not the only one of Stan’s friends to say he will be sorely missed and deeply loved for always!
    May God be with you and your family at this sad time, Myrtis.

  4. I was saddened to learn of Stan’s passing and my thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace in the memories of all the happiness Stan brought into your lives.

  5. Sending the Johnson family much love, blessings, and condolences for the loss of your beloved husband, father, and grandfather. May your wonderful memories that you have shared with him be cherished and sustain you during this time of grief and loss.
    Nancy Blackmore

  6. Myrtis and Kathy, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Stan’s sudden demise. I always thought a lot of both of you, Myrtis, especially having worked for you and Stan. Stan was always so happy-go-lucky and never had a cross word with anyone. I also want to take this moment to tell you how much I appreciate what you did for me all those years ago. Your faith in me gave me faith in myself. God bless you in your time of sorrow. Judy

  7. I was so shocked to hear of Stan’s death. He was so active, vibrant and a great leader for our community. My sympathy and prayers are with you and Cathy.

  8. We will miss Stan and his cheerful ways.Our prays and thoughts are with all of his family and friends.—Bud & Brucine Rice

  9. Myrtis, Kathy & Family,
    The angels are certainly dancing to welcome a very dear soul. Mike & I send light and love to your family and will continue to remember all in our prayers.
    Myrtis…I will never forget the day that you & Stan brought lunch to my home and we discussed a healing plan for my severed foot. Everything that you told me came to pass, including having the faith that my foot would be saved and I would be normal ( as normal as I get!). I have held you both in high esteem as business people and bearers of words of wisdom since we started doing business in 1984. god bless you all.
    Sincerely, Jil Teawalt

  10. I was greatly saddened by your loss. I loved to hear his stories when he came in to see me. My thoughts are with you.

  11. I will miss Stan as I am sure the whole community will miss him in many ways. I have known Stan ever since I returned to Pueblo 40 years ago. We served together in the state Legislature. I appreciate his active participation in many community and political programs.

  12. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Altho I have just recently gotten to know you and Stan, I feel we all lost a wonderful man. He will truly be missed. I pray God will be with you now and always. Sincerely, Rich and Debby Foresta

  13. Myrtis, Kathy, Jean & Max: Your loss is my loss. It seems unreal that Stan is gone. I know he’s busy telling a story or two!! Love Dorothy

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